Posts Tagged: pregnancy


The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Cynthia Marie Hoffman


The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Cynthia Marie Hoffman about her new book, Paper Doll Fetus, twilight sleep, and the importance of giving voice to the voiceless. ...more

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The Sunday Rumpus Essay: Casa Azul Cripple


"I wanted to be sexual/sexualized, but not fetishized. But was becoming someone’s fetish the only way? How was being fetishized different than being desired for having a unique, unrepeatable shape...or would the one leg always and forever be the only thing that mattered?" ...more

The Best Stories Leave an Aftertaste


In her deeply personal essay on The Millions, Allison K. Gibson explains some of the intense literary cravings she experienced during her pregnancy. Some of them were unexpected, even violent, but all were led entirely by intuition.

“Now I had a voracious appetite to consume certain books I’d read long ago, revisiting passages that had always been especially moving.